Apply for a HMO licence or renew a Mandatory HMO licence

Currently, landlords in Salford who operate houses in multiple occupation with:

  • five or more occupants who form two or more households will require a Mandatory HMO licence
  • three or four occupants who form two or more households will require an Additional HMO licence

For information on HMO standards, fire safety requirements, amenity standards and permitted room sizes, please visit our HMO definition page where you can find Salford City Council HMO standards document at the bottom of the page. Some HMOs will require planning permission, and if you apply for a HMO licence without planning permission, you may be granted a licence for only a 12 months.   

How to apply or renew

Please use this form to apply for a new mandatory HMO licence, a mandatory HMO renewal and a new additional HMO licence. The application process is a three step process which is set out below. Guidance notes for each step are available at the bottom of the page.

Please note, steps one and two must be completed before you can complete step three.

The fee is split into two parts (you may be invoiced for each part separately):

  • Part one - the application fee is due when the application is submitted and covers the cost of processing your application.
  • Part two - the grant fee is due when the licence is granted.

Step one: Register the manager of the property

The manager of the property should complete this section. This may be an employed 'Managing Agent' or the landlord if they manage their own property.

Firstly please complete ‘Step one: register as the manager’

Secondly the manager will need to send in a Basic Disclosure, obtained in the last three months. You obtain this directly from Disclosure and Barring Service and the fee is £23.

When the manager of the property has their Basic Disclosure they will need to send the DBS to us either by using the secure upload page or post it to us. 

The secure upload online form asks for some basic information including name of child family or adult.

  1. For 'subject of email', please type: Landlord Licensing
  2. For the tick box, please choose 'other' and type in email address – so landlord.licensing@salford.gov.uk

If you prefer to post the original copy, please send to:

Landlord Licensing and Accreditation
Civic Centre
Chorley Road
Swinton
Salford
M27 5BY

Once the manager is registered, you will be given an ID number, this will be needed to complete step three.

Step one: Register as the manager

Check to see if your manager is already registered

Step two: Register as the proposed licence holder

The person who is going to hold the licence will complete this form. The licence holder must be a UK resident or a UK registered Limited Company.

Firstly please complete ‘Step two: register as the licence holder’

Secondly the proposed licence holder will also need to send in a Basic Disclosure, obtained in the last three months. You obtain this directly from  Disclosure and Barring Service and the fee is £23.

Please send the DBS to us either by using the secure upload page or post it to us. 

The secure upload online form asks for some basic information.

  1. For 'subject of email', please type: Landlord Licensing
  2. For the tick box, please choose 'other' and type in email address – so landlord.licensing@salford.gov.uk

If you prefer to post the original copy, please send to:

Landlord Licensing and Accreditation
Civic Centre
Chorley Road
Swinton
Salford
M27 5BY

Once the licence holder is registered, you will be given an ID number, this will be needed to complete step three.

Check to see if your licence holder is already registered

Step three: Register the properties

Anyone can complete this step and you must have a manager ID number (obtained from step one) and a proposed licence holder ID number (obtained from step two).

Use the buttons below to check if your manager and/or licence holder have already registered with us.

Check to see if your manager is already registered

Or

Check to see if your licence holder is already registered

You cannot register the property without these ID numbers.

Apply for a licence

Step three: Apply for a licence - Register the property

Renew your licence

Step three: Renew your licence - Register the property

What happens once you have made an application

What you must do

You must let certain persons know in writing that you have made this application and give them certain information. Please see the guidance notes: Apply for a HMO Licence below, for further information on who you need to give information too and what information you need to give them.

What we will do

Your application will be assessed to confirm that you need a licence and to ensure that the correct type of application has been made. If we approve you will be granted a licence subject to licensing conditions.

We aim to issue the licence within 60 working days of a valid application, however, this time frame is liable to change.

Tacit consent will not apply

It is in the public interest that we process your application before it can be granted. If you have not heard from us within two months of making an application you should contact us.

Who to contact

Remember you can contact us quicker, easier, better online.

Contact us online

This page was last updated on 11 August 2022

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